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Regional Children's Assessment Centre

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Regional Children's Assessment Centre

Conwy’s Social Care Service is preparing an application for permission to build a regional Children’s Assessment Centre at Meadow Lodge on Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay.

The proposed centre will be for Social Care and Health professionals to work together in one location to assess the needs of the children and their families and carers.   It isn’t intended to be a permanent home for children, but it will be a place where children can be safely cared for, supported and supervised by a residential team, and where children and their parents / carers can meet an on-site therapeutic team.

The facility will support families to address difficulties they are facing and build the resilience of the family unit, so they no longer require Social Care services.

The project is a partnership between Conwy County Borough Council, Denbighshire County Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Cllr Cheryl Carlisle, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Social Care said: “I’m totally committed to our children being cared for as close to their families, friends and schools as possible. Our plans for a Children’s Assessment Centre on this site will bring professional help and support into one location and help improve the outcomes for children and their families.
“I’m also pleased that we take a derelict site and turn it into a useful and much needed service.”

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire’s Lead Member for Education, Children's Services and Public Engagement, said: “As a Council we are pleased to be working in partnership across the region to meet the needs of vulnerable children.
“Ensuring children have the best start in life is a priority for the Council and this centre will provide vital support to families across the region.”

Alison Cowell, Assistant Area Director for Children’s Services at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: “The Children’s Assessment Centre will help us provide dedicated resource and expertise to support families throughout Conwy and Denbighshire.
“We’re looking forward to working with our Local Authority colleagues to support this important development.”

The planning application for the development will be submitted to the Planning Authority in the next few days.



Posted on 08/09/2020

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